How Long Do You Have To File An Appeal for a Family Court Decision?

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With Family Court decisions, there are 30 days to file a notice of appeal after the court makes its decision.

One important thing to think about is if it’s a child custody appeal, the day you file your notice of appeal you must also file what’s called a Rule 1925 statement. And what that is, is it’s a pleading that tells the judge the issues you wanna raise on appeal.

So, with child custody cases, you have 30 days to file the notice of appeal and on the same day, you have to file the 1925 statement.

With other family law cases, you have 30 days to file the notice of appeal after the decision is made.

With family law cases, if it’s a child custody case that’s called a fast-track appeal and those appeals are decided quicker than regular appeals. Those cases generally take six to eight months to get a decision, that’s what they should take to get a decision.

Other kinds of family law cases take the typical nine months to a year to get to a final resolution.